Xmas follies 2017: the shirtless men of the season

Another crowded seasonal category — I’ve already been through music, decorations, clothing, and food — in which there seems to be no end of entertaining folly.  In this case, no end of shirtless men in Santa or elf costumes (down to a cap and nothing else).

On color coding: a red Santa cap can be worn by Santas or elves, while green or green+red indicates an elf.

To come: two news stories, one on an elf figure, the other on Santa figures; then posed photos of shirtless men in red and in green or green+red; and an inventory of past postings of mine with shirtless seasonal figures.

Elf on a pole. Elf on the shelf, elf in a box, and now elf on a pole. From the Logo website, “This Sexy Male Pole Dancer Is All You’ll Want For Christmas: Domenico Vaccaro’s still got talent” by Brandon Voss on 12/10/2017:

(#1) Domenico Vaccaro, on pole, in an elfin screen shot

Speaking of north poles…

Italian pole dancer Domenico Vaccaro, who won Belgium’s Got Talent in 2015 wearing only white briefs, has swung back onto our radar thanks to a festive new Instagram post.

(#2) Vaccaro wowing them in Belgium

Seen in the brief video [available on the website], Vaccaro, dressed as a shirtless elf, shows off his many strengths with a holiday-themed routine performed in Rome and set to — what else? — Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

On pole dancing, from Wikipedia:

Pole dance combines dance and acrobatics centered on a vertical pole. This performance art form takes place not only in gentleman’s clubs as erotic dance, but has also recently gained popularity as a mainstream form of fitness, practiced by many enthusiasts in gyms and in dedicated dance studios. Amateur and professional pole dancing competitions are held in countries around over the world.

Pole dance requires significant muscular endurance and coordination as well as sensuality, in exotic dancing. Today, pole performances by exotic dancers range from basic spins and striptease in more intimate clubs, to athletic moves such as climbs and body inversions in “stage heavy” clubs of Las Vegas and Miami. Dancer Remy Redd at the King of Diamonds is famous for flipping herself upside down into a split and hanging from the ceiling. Pole dance requires significant strength and flexibility. Upper body and core strength are required to attain proficiency, proper instruction, and rigorous training is necessary. Since the mid 2000s, promoters of pole dance fitness competitions have been trying to change peoples’ perception of pole dance to include pole fitness as a non-sexual form of dance and acrobatics, and are trying to move pole into the Olympics.

The Christmas daddies of Canton. From the Stomp website in Singapore, “Shirtless Santas ‘invade’ Guangzhou mall, bringing a different kind of holiday cheer” on 12/16/16:

(#3)

Santa Claus is usually associated with a plump bearded old man clad in a red outfit.

One mall in China however had a different idea of how Santas should look like.

According to Shanghaiist, shoppers in a Guangzhou man were greeted by more than 10 [13 in the photo above] hunky topless ‘Santas’.

The well-built men walked around the mall for 20 minutes.

Other than stopping for photographs, the hunky Santas also asked passersby what they wanted for Christmas.

The organiser of the unusual event said that this was done to provide shoppers with a different type of holiday cheer and to surprise them with a new image of Santa Claus.

The article doesn’t say where the models came from.

Four in red. The images that follow are from Pinterest boards, with no sources identified. They’re a tiny sample of what’s out there.

(#4) Pitsntits Santa in (NYC company) CHULO underwear (Sp. chulo ‘pimp’, but more significantly ‘cute (boy)’)

(#5) Muscle hunk in Aesthetix Era underwear (from South Africa)

(#6) Naked Christmas ornament in a beach boy pose

(#7) Santa’s horny helper

Two in green.

(#8) Delivery elf with a package for you

(#9) Incensed elves at play

On AZ blogs.

1/1/12 Late entries in the gay Santa sweepstakes
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/01/01/late-entries-in-the-gay-santa-sweepstakes/
2 shirtless Santas

12/30/12 Gay Santas
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/12/30/gay-santas/
#1, 2, 4, 5 shirtless

1/17/13 Accent on Santa skivvies
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/01/17/accent-on-santa-skivvies/
Dean Allemang in a Santa Skivvies run

12/14/14 A Lucas Xmas
http://arnold-x-zwicky.livejournal.com/108524.html
pornstar in a Santa hat (and nothing else)

12/23/14 Xmas Veggie Hunk
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/23/xmas-veggie-hunk/
gay Santa

12/24/14: C1R Xmas greetings
http://arnold-x-zwicky.livejournal.com/108716.html
pornstar Johnny Hazzard in a Santa hat (and nothing else)

12/28/14 Santa Jack
http://arnold-x-zwicky.livejournal.com/109162.html
naked Santa, post-ejaculation

12/16/16 Gay Santas 2016
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/12/16/gay-santas-2016/
#3, #4 shirtless Santas

12/22/16: Samtatta and his elf
http://arnold-x-zwicky.livejournal.com/136305.html
extraordinarily betatted Santa having sex with happy elf

12/23/16: Mac Daddy Santa:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/12/23/mac-daddy-santa/
shirtless Tiger Woods as Santa

12/17/17 Xmas follies 2017: the food
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/17/xmas-follies-2017-the-food/
#1: shirtless Santa UCS (Ugly Christmas Sweater)

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